“So Jacob worked seven years for Rachel. But it only seemed like a few days, he loved her so much” Genesis29:20 NIV
Come to think of it, why would any man want to wait for a lady, seven whole years? Especially not in this jet age of ours, where people can date different ladies(in different countries) at the time via the internet…
Jacob had found the love of his life, for him time didn’t count as he was willing to wait that long to marry Rachel.
True love must be very patient then,as it waits.
I guess another reason why those years weren’t a big deal to Jacob, was because he had confidence in Laban’s word; his integrity(unfortunately, we later found out that he had no ‘inte-‘ not to talk of ‘-grity’ at all). Though I can’t explain how Jacob, burning with passion for Rachel and haven known that she will eventually be his wife, kept from stealing some moments of pleasure with is wife-to-be. Living in the same house with Rachel(the love of his life), Jacob still maintained sexual purity, and loyalty to his father-in-law-to-be. I could bet that there were days when thoughts of sleeping with her crossed his mind, but he refused to entertain such immoral thoughts.
He loved her too much to take advantage of her; to have any sexual relationship/intimacy with her until she was fully and legally his.
True love, doesn’t take advantage of promises. It’s patient and confident.
Logically speaking, it might seem quite harsh to know that something/someone is going to be yours and yet you don’t have full access to it/her, but starting a sexual relationship before the appointed time(after the wedding ceremony) will equal doing the right thing at the wrong time.
“Doing the right thing at the wrong time is wrong, while doing the wrong thing at the right time is also wrong but doing the wrong thing at the wrong time is utterly wrong”
Don’t be in a hurry, before you fall in love… walk in love, there is a right time for every thing.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 AMP
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
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